We’re right back to our Girl Power Monday! We’ve been on three weeks now and I do declare things are going on pretty well. 😀

And as we are all bookworms and lovers of books and reading, I decided to feature a reader. Knowledge is power as the old quote goes and I believe reading does a lot to gain knowledge. From books we gain a lot of wisdom and information that we could use and apply in daily lives. Even fiction provide us such wisdom, through the lessons and the experiences of the characters in the book. There is just so much we can gain from reading.

Matilda by Roald DahlSo for this Monday, I’ll be talking about a rather interesting and I guess, well-known fictional little girl. What’s so special about her is her astounding genius. And what’s more she loves to read! There’s a little bibliophile, I must say.

I’m talking about no other than Matilda (as you may have guessed in the title). She’s such an amazing little girl that taught herself to read. She is certainly awesome.

Though she was exceptionally brilliant, a prodigy to be sure, she gained great knowledge through reading a lot which proved helpful to her somehow. And being the brilliant child that she was, she is able to think of ways to rightly punish some mean adults who are being unrighteously horrible.

Not that I encourage bad pranks and all those mean things, mind you, but you have to read Matilda to know what I’m talking about.

Now as I’ve said, Matilda taught herself to read and has even read books and lengthy novels written by Dickens, Hemingway, etc.  at the age of five. A voracious little reader ain’t she?Imagine starting to read at age 3. By the time you are 20 you’ve probably have read an awful lots of books! That is just so wow!

This awesome little girl is really a rock star reader. Total girl power!

I don’t know about her parents though. They are totally unaware of her gift and brilliant mind or they just refused to understand. It’s sad because I know every parent wants and hopes for the best for their child. But they don’t seem to care about Matilda. They always makes her feel they’d be happy to get rid of her.I was really sad for Matilda. Poor child.

But I’m happy that she has found another parent figure in the form of her teacher, Miss Honey. Oh, I love Miss Honey. She’s a very good and dedicated teacher. She reminds me of some of my teachers before. Hi teachers! *waves

But school too has another problem that Matilda has to face–the terrible Headmistress Miss Trunchbull. She really is terrifying beyond measure. And she hates kids! I just wonder how she came about to be school headmistress when she doesn’t like kids. How will Matilda handle this one? You’ve got to read the book and find out!

I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend this to every girl who loves reading. And even boys too! Little bookworms could certainly relate to her. I’m sure about it because I do, myself. *winks


Rating: 5/5 stars

Author: Roald Dahl

Age Level: 6+



Girl Power Monday: The Reader Featuring Matilda by Roald Dahl
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